The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 89 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 60. Courtesy/NWS
FBI News:ALBUQUERQUE — Attorney General William P. Barr announced July 8 the launch of Operation Legend, a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime. The initiative is named in honor of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept early in the morning of June 29 in Kansas City. The operation was expanded July 22 to Albuquerque. Since the operation’s expansion through Aug. 31, 35 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. Among the charges brought under Operation Legend in Albuquerque to date:8 defendants charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances9 defendants charged with distribution of controlled substances16 defendants charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance10 defendants charged with being in possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking19 defendants charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm4 defendants charged with being in possession of a stolen firearm5 defendants charged with Hobbs Act violations1 defendant charged with carjacking1 defendant charged with re-entry of a removed alien2 defendants charged with brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime1 defendant charged with discharging a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime1 defendant charged with brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime1 defendant charged with maintaining a drug-involved premises “The goal of Operation Legend in Albuquerque is to achieve a sustained reduction in gun and other dangerous crimes,” said John C. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico. “By coordinating federal resources with state and local law enforcement, we’ve been able to identify, apprehend and prosecute individuals driving dangerous crime in the city. We can see from the charges brought under Operation Legend that we have been effective in meeting our objectives and we intend to continue this trend. I want to express my appreciation to our partnering agencies for their exceptional efforts to achieve our successes to date.”
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It’s Christmas (or Winterval if you’re politically correct) so it must be competition time. We are indebted to Gazettereader offer partner Averys Wine Merchants for the generous donation of six magnums (magna?) of the finest Chateau La Rose Gadis 2004 Bordeaux Rouge. One will duly wet the whistle of the first six Obiter readers to email the correct answer to the following teaser. Put these wine bottles in order of size from largest to smallest: Balthazar, Jeroboam, Magnum, Methuselah, Nebuchadnezzar and Salmanazar. Which reminds us: did you hear about the Latin scholar who went into a bar and ordered a Martinus? ‘Don’t you mean Martini?’ said the barman. ‘If I’d wanted two, I’d have said so,’ the scholar replied. Cheers! (And apologies to Barry Cryer.) Answers to email@example.com.
The week started with some surprising news of Danish shipping company Copenship’s financial distress and many will be wondering if this is the start of things to come for the shipping sector.The reality is that it’s tough out there and many parts of the world economy remain in a parlous state. The slowdown continues in China, sanctions are having a major impact on Russia, and no one knows what effect the situation in Greece might have on the rest of the EU.It’s going to be an interesting year ahead for everyone, and on that sombre note, have a great weekend. In businessAllseas about turn on Pieter Schelte nameFollowing widespread negative reactions to the naming of Allseas’ vessel after a Nazi war criminal, the company has announced that it will be changing the name of Pieter Schelte.NCSG gains burst of EnergyNCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation subsidiary NC Energy Services is set to acquire Casper, Wyoming-based Energy Transportation.PD Ports steels the dealPD Ports has signed a new seven-year deal with SSI UK for the handling of steel slab through Teesport in Middlesbrough, UK.US ports will suffer under new budget, warns AAPAThe American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has expressed disappointment over President Barack Obama’s 2016 fiscal budget, and warns of the potential ramifications these measures will have on US federal ports.Obama’s budget to benefit ManateePort Manatee looks to benefit from full federal funding of a feasibility study related to the deepening of its channel and harbour area in Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget.Thai canal plan resurfacesReports in the international media suggest that 200-year-old plans to build a canal through Thailand are gaining traction again. Capacity developments Slingmax redesigns test machineSlingmax Rigging Solutions has redesigned its Hydraulic Pad Eye Tester, a device that is designed to increase jobsite safety and create a more streamlined lifting experience.Nooteboom offers ‘optimal transport solution’Netherlands-based construction company KWS Infra has put its first four-axle Nooteboom MCOS-58-04 (EB) hydraulically steered semi low-loader into operation.Kalmar adds heavy fork liftKalmar has introduced a heavy fork lift truck, the Kalmar DCG180-330, in the 18-33 tonne capacity sector, designed especially for heavy cargo handling in industrial applications.Seacurus adds South East Asian petro-piracy coverSeacurus has developed a petro-piracy endorsement which can be added to existing Kidnap & Ransom (KR) insurance cover in response to evolving threats.AB2000 strengthens heavy haulage fleetGlasgow headquartered AB2000 has added two Volvo FH16-750 flagship tractor units to its fleet of vehicles.Jade for Abu Dhabi terminalsJade Software is to supply its Master Terminal port management software to seven terminals within the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC). Shipment of the weekFollowing the decommissioning of a nuclear pilot reactor in Jülich, Germany, Mammoet was contracted to design and execute the removal of the most critical part – the 2,000-tonne reactor vessel – from the plant. On the moveWilhelmsen arrives in AbidjanWilhelmsen Ships Service is now operational in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.Trireme opens in Sao PaoloLondon-based shipbroking company, Trireme Maritime, has opened an office in Sao Paolo.O’Regan joins BirkettsTerry O’Regan has been appointed legal director of the specialist shipping, logistics and international services team at UK-based law firm Birketts. Network and association developmentsThe Project Partners network welcomed new member United Logistics Services (ULS) in Colombia.Sonora joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as a new representative in Latvia.The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) added a new member in Hong Kong: Pioneer Sea & Air.The Pacific Power Logistics (PPL) network gained new member Moroccan Cargo Partner, as well as Yam International Shipping and Logistics representing Pakistan.The CLC Projects network welcomed Blu Logistics Colombia, Gemadept Corporation in Vietnam, Indonesia’s PT. Global Trans Nusa, and A.R.T Business Group in Belarus to its roster. All about EvieHeartened by the generosity of the Crane Institute of America, Evie was pleased to hear that the organisation had sold its 1963 Corvette at Mecum Auctions in Florida for a massive USD45k, which will be distributed to four chosen charities.Evie is looking forward to attending the Southern Heavy International Transport Society’s first gathering of 2015, which is taking place at the downstairs bar of The Tokenhouse in Moorgate, London on February 27 from 6pm onwards.
Jayson King A tribute show called Rhythm of the Night takes place on Friday December 6 at the Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone, at 8pm. The show is produced and directed by Jayson King, who will also be performing and hosting the evening. Other artists include Ruth Knight, Sumaya Hendricks, Dennis Maart, Tony Butler, Nataly Mafuya as well as comedian Gavin Roman, 2019 SA Drag Queen Belinda Qaqamba Fassie and special guest, Toyer Abrahams. They will be paying tribute to the superstars of the 60s and 80s, including Luther Vandros, Whitney Houston and Peabo Bryson. Tickets cost R140. Call 021 633 4299 to book.
The Sentencing Council went back to the drawing board over guidance for terrorism offences following an apparent spate of attacks planned at short notice.Consulting on the first set of comprehensive guidelines for terrorism offences, published today, the council is proposing to increase sentences for lower level offences, such as those where preparations might not be well developed or an offender has offered a small amount of help. A terrorist act can be planned quickly using ‘readily available’ items such as vehicles and knives. Along with online extremist material that provides encouragement, ‘these offences are more serious than they have previously been perceived’, the council said today.The council began working on guidance last year, but fast-tracked production following the attacks in Manchester Arena, Westminster and London Bridge this year.The guidelines cover terrorist attack preparation, causing or attempting to cause an explosion, collecting or sharing extremist material, raising funds for terrorism, glorifying terrorist attacks, failing to disclose information about terrorist acts, and joining or supporting a banned organisation.Lord Justice Treacy, Sentencing Council chairman, said: ‘Offences vary greatly and could include someone who tries to make a bomb, another who urges others to join a terrorist organisation or a group plotting a murderous attack on the public. Our proposed guidelines set out a clear approach to dealing with this wide range of offences to ensure appropriate sentences are passed to punish offenders and disrupt their activities.’In August the government added 19 terror-related offences, such as encouraging terrorism or failing to disclose information about an attack, to the unduly lenient sentence scheme. Justice minister Dominic Raab said: ‘Having extended the scheme for appealing unduly lenient sentences to those who radicalise individuals or turn a blind eye to terrorism, these new guidelines will help ensure we have the most rigorous and robust sentencing in terrorism cases.’The consultation closes on 22 November. Guidelines will come into force next spring.